Hi, I can't work out how to log into the forum (clicking sign in on community.pcgw just redirects me to pcgw.com's login page where I'm already logged in) but I'd like to put my hand up for the Darksiders 2 assignment. It was broken on release but it seems they're being very proactive and have already released several hotfixes. I easily meet the game's requirements. Anything else you need from me? Cheers.
Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Ed.
It looks to me as if you don't have an e-mail set on the wiki yet. You need to have one set to be able to use the forums - though to be fair, we should have this mentioned somewhere.
Thanks, that worked. (However, Gmail sent the confirmation email to the spam folder by default and offered this: Why is this message in Spam? It's in violation of Google's recommended email sender guidelines. Learn more: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/81126?hl=en-GB#authentication)
I didn't know I needed consent to create a page for a game, I was just following the manual. You should probably make some changes to it so more people aren't misled.
You don't need consent, you just can't create a page without content. The sample article exists for a reason.
Oh! My bad, I honestly misread that as consent.
MGR: Game data folder
Hello there! I don't think you understood my note :P
You probably know that you can move most of the folders under %USERPROFILE% to any other directory. I happen to have my "Documents" folder on drive D:, and every other program I know will respect this, and save to it whatever it wants. MGR is such a badass, however, it doesn't give a **** about that and saves to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\MGR anyway. It'll even create a new folder called "Documents" just for that.
This has made me waste some time looking for my save, confused about why there's no "MGR" folder on my Documents, only to find out it was on my C: drive after all. Also, I now have two "Documents" folders on my %USERPROFILE% >:(
Anyway, just rewrote it for clarity, as maybe the note was a bit confusing.
Yeah I understood the note, thanks for the clarification. I still don't think it's integral, but I won't dispute it.
Hearthstone undo reason
I left key remap and mouse Y-axis invert fields empty, because Hearthstone doesn't use keyboard and it's not a 1st/3rd person game.
Alright thanks for the information, I've changed it back to mention it's a mouse driven game which is what should be put instead of nothing at all.
Thanks for the help
If you couldn't tell I'm new at this, so it was appreciated.
As long as you read the sample article and look at other articles that are to standard it's very difficult to go wrong. I would definitely advise reading the entire sample article and especially parts you aren't familiar with as they will assist you greatly. For each instruction put "#" before it as this will index it.
XP vs Windows XP
I saw you change "Windows XP" to just "XP" in System Requirements. While it's true that the box mentions Windows at the top and that having it is redundant, I don't think eliminating redundancy should be the sole criterion. In this case "XP", or "7" or something like "7/8" looks bizarre because we expect to see the word "Windows" in front, the latter even looking like a fraction. I think "Windows" should be left in for aesthetic reasons.
Furthermore, "Windows" is left in in most other game pages as well as in the sample article. If removing "Windows" as redundant is an agreed-upon convention, could you update the sample article as well?
Hehe I see you too fell foul of the misleading "Steam" template on the homepage
Haha yep, fell into that trap the same as you. Fixed now though.
Out of interest, where was the thing actually located? I am rather ashamed to admit that I spent 20 minutes trying to find it before I admitted defeat...
Ignore that last one - just saw the edit history ^_^
Yeah, I just went through Andrews edits and saw all records of it there.
Damn you for using logic!
I shrunk your picture
Here you go: http://i.imgur.com/82Uuba6.png
95% smaller, and still full quality. ;)
Thanks I guess
Don't agree with you
I think good performance SHOULD be stated so that users can know they're buying a great, optimised product. We would we point out the faults without pointing out how well the game runs? Especially since that's not a given in our day (case in point every other AAA release).
It's simply not necessary, when you purchase a product you expect to have acceptable performance. If this isn't the case or the performance can be improved by either a patch or some other means that's when it's perfectly understandable to mention. Besides performance can be relative, it can run perfectly well for one user but another user may have multiple issues even though they meet or exceed the system specifications so unless it's cited by multiple sources instead of one user experience this can be misleading to the reader. There's much more to it than simply stating this runs well because that's subjective.
I'm not saying you can't input information about performance but ensure this isn't subjective and cite multiple sources so you can back up your claims.
After talking to Andy I've refined my approach to this. I agree a simple sentence doesn't cut it for the very reasons you mentioned, however I still think there should be a way to measure performance and overall PC-specific quality (excluding special cases that are then mentioned with or without fixes).
Andy said that a rating system might be a good approach and I agreed. We'll see how such a thing can be implemented in the future.